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The F-35 jet fighter purchase, the most persistent thorn in the Harper government’s side and the subject of a devastating auditor-general’s report last spring, is dead.
Last spring, Ferguson ignited a political firestorm when he reported that the top-line cost cited by the Conservatives in the 2011 election campaign – $9-billion for 65 planes, or $15-billion including maintenance and other life-cycle costs – was $10-billion below the Defence department’s internal estimate.
I always applaud us Canadians for standing up and the government actually listening.
Originally posted by MDDoxs
People demanded answers and the government finally caved to it. I am not sure if that is worth applauding as I see that as a requirement for government not something we celebrate.
Originally posted by SaneThinking
I for one am happy that we have people who stand up in this country. We as Canadians have always been identified as peaceful loving people. We were always the guys in the blue hats restoring order, I for one don't know what happened when did we become a nation to police others.
Why do we as a country, with people who would scream from the hilltops to stop our idiot poiticians from bringing us to another theatre of war. Need new tools of war?, why do we need to be involved in the Corporate for profit domineering of the worlds resources? When will we ever need to defend ourselves from outside sources apart from our neighbors down south??? I personally feel never, no country wants war apart from Isreal and the United States of Amerika, in this world there economies run on it.
But we in Canada apart from Herr Harpers' Regime, at least the people I know would love to see all military spending cut and eventually abolished, what do we need it for, the borders in the sand recognized by the UN should never be crossed by anyone apart from defending your own, or travelling to others.
Why are we set on keeping the perpetual state of war running by continuing to arm ourselves and other nations, how does this make any sense what so ever.
Personal opinion the Amerikans have all the arms, them, and we will ever need. Is it like a who got a bigger dick party to have new toys that are basically useless to a nation that should not at the wills of its people be a lead in any war. We have so many issues in our socialist society entitlements and handouts to those with their hands out, how on earth is this even considered fiscally responsible. In closing I hope this does get scrapped, I want my taxes spent on things besides destruction of other is the name of capitalist ideals and agendas, I want there to be food on the tables and roofs over the heads of Canadians proper affordable healthcare and education long before I wanna see the CBC running a story about our couragous pilots (Sarcasm) bombing the hell out of a thrid world David with a handful of stones......
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by DeadSeraph
That's because Canada has no enemies. We aren't interested in carrying on a military coup over the rest of the world like some of our allies.
There's no need to spend on defense that will NEVER be used.
I've been around for a long time and not once...have I thought to myself " Man, Canada really needs a bunch of defense to protect ourselves from our enemies".
It's just ridiculous.